1961 Britain Denmark and Ireland apply to join the EEC The UK's decision to apply for membership of the EEC was taken by the government of Harold Macmillan aAbstract. New Zealand, Canada, and Australia reacted in different ways to Britain's decision in 1961 to seek membership of the EEC. We show that the umbrage taken by the members of the old Commonwealth was in inverse proportion to the economic interests at stake. britain application eec 1961
why was Britain's application to the EEC rejected in 1963? what was the EEC? The European Economic Community (EEC) was founded in 1957 by the Treaty of Rome.
The Popular Press and Ideas of Europe: The Daily Mirror, the Daily Express, and Britains First Application to Join the EEC, Mathias Haeussler Robinson College, Cambridge. Britains first application to join the EEC was made over half a century ago, in July 1961. Thanks to President Charles de Gaulles intervention, the membership bid failed. In the wake of the Generals celebrated or infamous press conference of January 14, 1963 at which he issued the first of his two vetoes of British membershipbritain application eec 1961 Britain's commonwealth ties, domestic agricultural policy, and close links to the US were obstacles in joining and the French President, Charles de Gaulle, vetoed Britain's application in 1963. The Wilson government again failed to take Britain into the EEC in 1967 but Georges Pompidou, who succeeded de Gaulle, finally relented and Britain
1 August 1961: Prime minister Harold Macmillan not confident but hopeful of entry to European Economic Community Britain will ask to join EEC archive 1 August 1961: The cries of shame stabbing through the cheers when the Prime Minister announced that we are making formal application to join the European Economic britain application eec 1961 In midJuly 1961 the Conservative government in Britain, headed by Harold Macmillan, decided to apply for full membership of the European Economic Community (EEC). In 1961 Britain applied for membership of the EEC. This was vetoed by French President Charles de Gaulle, who was concerned that British membership would weaken the French voice within Europe. He also feared that close AngloAmerican relations would lead to the United States increasing its influence in Europe.